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    Have a look at this table of countries by 'public spending as % of GDP'

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Govern...centage_of_GDP

    The UK is at 49% Canada at 42% The US at 41.6%

    Way down below 35% is a mixed bag, but we have: -

    Singapore, Switzerland, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Bahamas, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein

    I think these are all livable places. Singapore and Hong Kong have *very* low taxes, and still manage to have functioning social safety nets.

    I don't think your assertion that cost-cutting is always a disaster is true. There are lots of countries living quite prosperous, civilized lives with much more frugal public sectors than Canada or the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Socially Liberal Fiscally Conservative Vermin View Post
    Isnt there an argument that they wouldn't have all that wealth if it wasnt for public services? The less they pay into them the worse off ultimately it will be for them?
    They got the same public services as people who paid nothing, or who paid a few thousand a year. There's not really a clear moral case that somebody owes everybody else millions a year just because they happen to have it.
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    Doesnt it depend on where it came from?
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    Income tax - I accept. But capital gains tax really irks me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Socially Liberal Fiscally Conservative Vermin View Post
    Doesnt it depend on where it came from?
    The tax system of the UK doesnt make much distinction. Why should it?
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    I believe you stated that there was no moral case. My comment/question was aimed at that & not about the workings of the Inland Revenue.
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    I don't think the means is part of a case for progressive taxation? There might be a moral case for just banning certain kinds of business activity, e.g. private equity companies that takeover real companies and then make them take out massive loans which they convert into profit, leaving the real company a struggling shell.
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